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DCC young guns show no signs of letting up

THE Dublin City Council U14 team have started training again. The team is made up of players coming from non-traditional rugby schools.

Sensing the need for an extra link between school teams and clubs, community rugby officers in the DCC area last year decided to create a team encourage young players to start playing consistently.

The players are getting six weeks of regionalised sessions and will then play a North v South match before the Easter break, from which a DCC squad will be chosen. They will play one of the traditional rugby schools in Donnybrook Stadium on May 7.

Leinster CCRO Stephen Maher said: "It's a fantastic chance to get another point of contact with the kids, they get six to eight weeks of extra coaching from Leinster Rugby coaches and a chance to develop a serious interest in the game, from here we hope they go on to play with clubs."

For further details please contact Billy Phelan, Leinster Rugby CRO for the DCC South area on 0868688314 or at billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie or Colm Finnegan on 0877692257 or at colm.finnegan@leinsterrugby.ie